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Delta Points September Newsletter 2015

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September tends to be a slow month. Summer travel is over and business travel has not started the year end push. But at the same time many of us (well not me) are looking at our elite points balance and considering either picking up a Delta AMEX Reserve card for the 10,000 MQMs or a mileage run to top off what we need. Oh and there were a few other things going on this month – let’s take a look:

ASPIRE lounge #26 Amsterdam AMS Priority Pass lounge review

➥ One of my favorite features of SPG Starpoints – Free family transfer of points!

➥ Delta IT, you are making me seat CRAZY! This must stop. Seriously!

➥ SPG Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel Schiphol suite review

➥ New Skybonus promos to/from JFK – Has loss of Diamond upgrades had an impact?

➥ The Escape Lounge Manchester T2 for Virgin Atlantic Upper Class guests review

➥ A weekend of reminders for those new to the blog (and those who have been around forever)!

➥ Noah Mark calls me out about Delta “bread on a plate”. Even with a YouTube video!

➥ Should Delta pilots “engage” customers or just fly the jet? How much is too much interaction?

➥ Risk of “unknowingly” booking into Delta BASIC economy with OTAs – Can it happen?

➥ SkyMiles value and perceived value. At what point are you flushing points or getting a bargain?

➥ This is just NOT OK in Delta 1st class – disgusting behavior! – Delta passenger shaming time.

➥ If I win this (insert any TV show competition) I am going on that once in a lifetime vacation

➥ Can you bring a corkscrew through TSA? I had this one flat out wrong – you?

➥ Why in the world is Skybonus surprised that my Delta spend is down for 2015?

Airline fees becoming a 3rd party problem plus Lufthansa 16 EUR GDS fee 2 weeks in.

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Manchester to Atlanta

➥ August Delta & Aviation news day. Time to catch up with stuff that got my attention!

➥ Are there IT issues affecting when we can use Delta Regional Upgrade certificates?

➥ TARGETED SPG offer: Stay 4 nights get 2 free nights CAT 1-5 hotels!

➥ Final thoughts, costs and Virgin vs. DeltaONE to Europe

➥ American Express Centurion Studio Seattle SEA airport review

Virgin Atlantic Revivals (arrivals) Lounge Review by Noah Mark

➥ A warning about slow AMEX Platinum credits – reader “Bob” lost TSA Pre Check!

I am such an idiot for not reading SPG Keyless contest T&C!

➥ Delta is becoming SUPER tight on ALL upgrades even when NO seats sold! Our #LoyaltyNotRewarded

➥ These are the kinds of people who should not “play” with frequent flyer points!

➥ ALERT: Delta “Express Tram” Detroit DTW out of service until 12OCT15. How you can benefit!

➥ The Club at SEA (near gate A11) Seattle lounge review

➥ GoGo ends support for free GoGo to Text for most users (sorta)

➥ Is on-time all that matters for Delta? At what point does #PaxEx matter more?

➥ Why are Lyft (and Uber) referral credits so weird plus the fight for new riders and drivers!

➥ Questioning, considering and rethinking my loyalty – My brain hurts!

➥ Rumor CONFIRMED: Delta 737-900ER tilting IFE screens are here (at least on some birds)!

➥ Let’s all help Delta save some money. Ideas that could fund SkyMiles rollbacks / improvements.

➥ Today my wife’s two US Bank Club Carlson free night certs posted to her account (check yours)!

Can you believe 2015 is almost over (scary right)? Well there is a TON of amazing and useful frequent flyer info from the  January,  February,  March,  AprilMayJune,   July  &  August’s  newsletters and these are links to catch up on what you missed! – René

 

Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


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René de Lambert is a contributing writer and the founder of RenesPoints. He is an avid Delta and SkyTeam flyer who has held Delta’s top Diamond Medallion status for many years and flown millions of miles.

1 Comment

  1. Rick Koblish Reply

    I’m diamond on Delta and now Amweican Executive so I have 12 system wide upgrades for next year! American doesn’t have the upgrades in the seats as Deltta but when I was platinum on American I was upgraded 95% of the time Diamond 2 mm 75 % that stinks!

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